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Introducing the 3rd Generation in the xTablet T1600 Series: The xTablet T1691

Introducing the xTablet T1690, the 3rd generation device in the customer favorite xTablet T1600 series. The high-end device offers the latest technological advancements plus the highest levels of performance and protection for field service and frontline workers who rely on rugged devices to streamline mission-critical tasks and workflows, improving productivity in the most demanding industries, including agriculture, warehousing and manufacturing.

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Rugged Tablet Leader MobileDemand Launches 3rd Generation of Customer Favorite xTablet T1600 Series with the xTablet T1690

CEDAR RAPIDS, IOWA – November 29, 2022 – MobileDemand, provider of rugged tablets, cases and all-in-one mobile computing solutions for enterprise productivity, today announced the launch of the Windows-based xTablet T1690. The company continues to invest in the customer favorite xTablet T1600 series, with the introduction of the 3rd generation, xTablet T1690.

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The Rugged xTablet T1185: Designed for Performance and Value

Say hello to the all-new xTablet T1185; the compact rugged form factor delivering powerful protection and high value. The T1185 stands as a mid-level performance device in our lineup of rugged tablets but boasts many popular features and benefits.

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New Rugged High-Value xTablet T1185 Introduced by Industry Leader MobileDemand

CEDAR RAPIDS, IOWA – November 15, 2022 – MobileDemand, provider of rugged tablets, cases, and mobile all-in-one computing solutions for enterprise productivity, today announced the launch of the Windows-based xTablet T1185. The device will serve as a complementary replacement tablet for the xTablet T1180 by year end.

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MobileDemand Nominated for Technology Association of Iowa 2022 Prometheus Awards Creative Technology Solution of the Year

The MobileDemand team is proud to announce our mobile point-of-sale (POS) solutions have been nominated for The Technology Association of Iowa (TAI) 2022 Prometheus Awards for Creative Technology Solution of the Year. The annual awards unite Iowa’s innovators and leaders from technology, business, education, and government to celebrate the year’s most momentous achievements.

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Top 3 Findings from the 2022 ASCM CONNECT Annual Conference

The 2022 ASCM CONNECT Annual Conference brought supply chain professionals together from far and wide for a conference packed full of education and networking. We break down our top 3 findings from the conference below.

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Sun & Ski Sports Gains 25% E-Commerce Order Efficiency

Sun & Ski Sports is undergoing a self-described “technological metamorphosis,” according to Sean Rutherford, SVP of IT and Logistics. The company recently upgraded its backbone network service to all fiber which is much faster. During and post-COVID pandemic, the company tackled the creation of electronic work and ski tickets. Currently the majority of their e-commerce fulfillment is performed in the stores. Associates use to complete work orders and fulfillment using paper, and each store printed a daily to-do sheet. Sun & Ski Sports knew their new e-commerce provider had fulfillment software, so they started investigating tablets to support that software.

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Top 3 Findings from the Package Fulfillment, Logistics and Delivery Expo: North America

The leading global event for the world’s parcel delivery, e-commerce logistics and postal industries has branched out to North America. Package Fulfillment, Logistics and Delivery Expo was the first end-to-end expo for the e-commerce and parcel industry in the United States, covering everything from package fulfillment all the way through to final delivery and returns. After two days of discussions with industry leaders, we broke down our top three key findings below.

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Coming Soon! All-in-One Parcel Sort and Dimension

Workers will soon be able to easily capture dimensions while they move parcels through sorting operations thanks to a first-of-its-kind, patented, and patent-pending, stationary 3D camera system from MobileDemand.

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The New Warehouse Podcast: MobileDemand at MODEX 2022

MODEX 2022 was packed full of supply chain innovations and solutions, and the team at The New Warehouse was right in the thick of it. Kevin Lawton, founder of The New Warehouse podcast, sat down with industry experts all four days of the show, discussing “news, ideas and insights about the future of the industry in a modern way.”

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Updated xDIM Mobile adds large box dimensioning capabilities to speed parcel processing and reduce costs

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa – May 10, 2022 – Large box dimensioning just got easier. MobileDemand announces that the award-winning xDIM Mobile Dimensioning, powered by 4DMobile, has added the next step in large box dimensioning.

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xDIM Mobile, Powered by 4DMobile, Awarded 2022 Bronze Edison Award

The MobileDemand team is proud to announce xDIM Mobile Dimensioning, powered by 4DMobile, has been awarded the Bronze 2022 Edison Best New Product Award™ in the Manufacturing, Logistics, and Transportation: Supply Chain Solutions category!

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Why Use an Integrated RFID Reader Module?

Radio frequency identification, or RFID, has been a popular data transmission tool for many years. An RFID reader is used to identify uniquely tagged assets, aiding and streamlining workflows in industries like government, healthcare, supply chain, and enterprise. An RFID reader module integrated in a rugged tablet offers two unique benefits: nearly limitless identification options and mitigation of human error.

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Beginner's Guide to C1D2

Class 1 Division 2, or C1D2, is one of the most important factors to consider when looking for rugged tablets to use in hazardous industries. Any electronics being used in a potentially dangerous environment or around flammable hazards must be C1D2 certified to prevent dangerous explosions and ensure worker safety. But what exactly does C1D2 mean and how do you know if your operation needs certified tablets?

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Upgrading to the Surface Pro 8? Our Rugged xCase is Too

Microsoft has recently released their most powerful Pro ever: the Surface Pro 8. The device is more than just a standard incremental update, however. Microsoft’s flagship tablet has been updated and modernized in the Pro 8.

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First-In-Market Rugged Case for Android-Based Lenovo Tab K10 Launched by MobileDemand

CEDAR RAPIDS, IOWA – December 9, 2021– MobileDemand, provider of rugged tablets, cases, and mobile all-in-one computing solutions for enterprise productivity, today announced the launch of a rugged, patented, and feature-rich xCase for the new Lenovo Tab K10. With its durable rugged construction, extreme protection, and unlimited mounting solutions, the xCase extends the tablet’s capabilities even further. Mobile workers among energy, manufacturing, retail, and healthcare industries who rely on the Tab K10 benefit from a rugged device that can withstand the inevitable bumps, drops, and spills. Through its partnership with Lenovo, MobileDemand is the preferred provider of industrial grade rugged cases for the Tab K10.

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Expand Frontline Workers' Power This Holiday Season with Rugged Tablets

Retailers across the globe are being challenged to navigate a supply chain upheaval and persistent labor shortage while preparing for record-breaking holiday sales. Many are turning to technology to help them get more work done faster by investing in new tools and applications to expand the frontline worker's power. Whether it's e-commerce, in-store, or supply chain operations, rugged tablets are standing by to answer the call.

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Worth the Weight? Saving on Shipping Costs Begins with Accurate Dimensioning

Whether you ship orders directly from a distribution center or use a third-party logistics partner, you will likely encounter dimensional weight (commonly referred to as DIM weight), a major factor in determining shipping costs.

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xTablet T1190 Reviewed by RuggedPCReview

Tablets and smartphones have revolutionized the way we use computers. In terms of numbers, about 165 million tablets were sold worldwide in 2020, compared to about 220 million laptops and about 1.35 billion smartphones. Huge numbers, all.

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MobileDemand Announces New VP of Sales, Scott Medford, Respected Industry Veteran

CEDAR RAPIDS, IOWA -- Oct. 4, 2021 -- MobileDemand, provider of rugged tablets and mobile computing solutions for enterprise productivity, is proud to announce the appointment of its new VP of Sales, Scott Medford. In this role Medford will be responsible for worldwide direct and channel sales of all MobileDemand rugged xTablet and xCase products and services.

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Turning Warehouse Processes Into a Sustainable Competitive Advantage

Even for ultra-productive warehouses, innovation and evolution are critical for long-term, sustainable growth. Staying on top of the latest technologies and innovations can turn your warehouse processes into a sustainable competitive advantage.

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Rugged Tablets: The Ultimate Line Busting Solution

Any quick-serve restaurant knows the struggle of long, stagnant lines during peak times. Even more problematic is seeing customers leave due to long wait times.

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Slotting: The Key to Optimizing Warehouse Storage

Slotting, the process of organizing a warehouse to maximize and use storage space as efficiently as possible, can increase picking efficiency, minimize replenishments, and improve overall operational costs. The process organizes SKUs based on dimensions, weight, unit sales velocity, and/or products that are frequently ordered together.

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Top 5 Benefits of xDIM Mobile Dimensioning Software

From warehouses and distribution centers, to parcel couriers and beyond, implementing a mobile box dimensioning system has proven to provide a host of benefits. Check out the top five benefits of xDIM™ Mobile Dimensioning software.

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Optimize Warehouse Storage Space with xDIM

Optimizing warehouse storage space begins with knowing the exact dimensions of each box, container, parcel, and pack type entering the facility. Inaccurate or incomplete dimensioning results in poor staging, load planning, slotting, and re-racking all of which contribute to inefficient space usage. With xDIM™, a one-of-a-kind mobile volume dimensioning system, workers capture accurate and reliable measurements with point and click functionality of a tablet. Enhancing stackability and enabling more efficient slotting ensures precious storage space is used as effectively as possible.

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MobileDemand Launches First Integrated, Rugged Magnetic Stripe Card Reader for Tablets

CEDAR RAPIDS, IOWA – Feb 9, 2021- MobileDemand, provider of rugged tablets and mobile computing solutions for enterprise productivity, today announced the launch of the first ever integrated magnetic stripe card reader (MSR) for best-selling xTablet Flex 10 line of rugged devices. A value offering, the ruggedized MSR is sleek, functional, and built to customer specifications for a seamless plug and play experience with their point-of-sale systems, merchant processors, and patient databases.

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